1:018 Board Professional Development Policy
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1:018 Board Professional Development Policy

Austin Peay State
Board Professional Development Policy


Issued:  March 30, 2017
Responsible Official:  General Counsel
Responsible Office:  Office of Legal Affairs


Policy Statement

Public Chapter 869 (2016), also known as the Focus on College and University Success (FOCUS) Act requires the Board to adopt a policy that facilitates ongoing professional development for members. It is the policy of the APSU Board of Trustees that members receive ongoing professional development. 


The purpose of this policy is to establish the ongoing professional development activities of the APSU Board of Trustees. 


The Tennessee Higher Education Commission shall coordinate and administer an orientation training program, as well as an ongoing continuing education program, for the Board.  This training shall include a perspective on higher education that incorporates national experts in higher education governance.  The training shall address the roles and responsibilities of governing boards, the legal and ethical responsibilities of board members; the board’s role in upholding academic standards, intellectual diversity, and academic freedom; budget development; presidential searches and evaluation; the role of higher education in K-12 collaboration; and setting strategic goals.  All newly appointed members shall attend orientation seminars within their first year of service.

The Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees (Board) will additionally provide ongoing professional development for its members as it deems necessary and appropriate.

Revision Dates

 APSU Policy 1:018 – Issued: March 30, 2017

Subject Areas:

Academic Finance General Human



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